School of History, Classics and Archaeology


Research in History, Classics and Archaeology

Our academics have a wide range of research interests, spanning History from Antiquity to our time, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

We are committed to cultivating an international, interdisciplinary, dynamic and supportive research environment.

In the last five years, the School has secured major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, the British Academy, the Newton Fund, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund, awarded to our researchers across all three subject areas.

The world-leading and internationally excellent quality of our research was recognised in REF2014. Our academic staff have a diverse range of research interests and publications, some of which are highlighted in our virtual bookshelf.

Collaboration across the School is encouraged in both teaching and research and is promoted through nine interdisciplinary research themes. Exploring and developing such cross-cutting perspectives is a fundamental aspect of our work:

Our research themes are collaborative hubs where academic staff and research students work in partnership. Our academics also participate in a range of research groups within HCA, across the University and with colleagues at other institutions. The School is home to the McCord Centre for Landscape - a University Research Centre. 

Faculty Research Groups

Our researchers are active in a number of interdisciplinary Faculty Research Groups, which bring together scholars from different subjects and schools within the University including: 

University Research Institutes

We are closely involved with the work of several research institutes at the University, including the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) and the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR).